Pad Thai

I’ve been on a Chinese food kick lately, mostly working off recipes on the Woks of Life website, which was recommended to me by Theresa Mah. Their pad thai proclaimed to have “authentic” flavor, so I made it as directed, including the dried shrimp. As soon as I dumped the stuff in the pan though, … Read more

Kale-Broccoli Salad with Herb-Lemon-Mustard Dressing

Makes 4 servings170 calories, 5g protein per 1/4c of topping blend 50 calories per T of dressing 100 calories for veggies 5c kale 2c broccoli (1 crown) 1/2c shredded carrots (1 carrot) 1/2c sliced almonds 1/4c sunflower seeds 1/4c cranberries Feta, to taste Dressing: 1/4c olive oil 2T lemon juice 2T red wine vinegar 1T … Read more

Raw Beet Salad with Carrots & Quinoa with Lime-Mint dressing

Makes 4 small salads 222 calories, 10g protein Dressing makes 9T; each tablespoon is about 35 calories 4c greens (arugula, spinach, kale, leaf lettuce …) 1 large carrot1/3c pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) 1c edamame1 avocado1 beet, sliced into sticks 3T apple cider vinegar2T lime juice 2T olive oil2T honey 1t dijon mustard 1T chopped mint … Read more

Cauliflower & Chickpea salad with Herbs, Apple & Avocado (Honey-Mustard dressing)

This is an absolutely magical salad. The flavors combine for pure perfection. 1 small head cauliflower1 can chickpeas (2c, if you’re cooking your own)1 medium red apple1 shallot lots of parsley and mint 2T grainy mustard 2T honey1/4c olive oil2T waterjuice & zest of 1 lime (about 2T juice) 2 firm avocados Makes 4 servings. … Read more

Asparagus, Three Ways

Asparagus is super-yummy just tossed in a little oil and salt and roasted at high heat in the oven. But if you’re looking for a little variety, here are a few ways to dress it up: With Brown Butter and Lemon This one isn’t too terribly interesting. It’s basically just adding some lemon juice and … Read more

No-Olive Almond-Herb Tapinade

I came across this recipe as a suggested topping for roast radishes and it’s super yummy! It also comes together pretty easily in the cuisinart. Makes 1/2 cup, 75 calories per tablespoon. 1/2c fresh parsley leaves 1/4c fresh mint leaves 2T fresh oregano leaves1T capers 1 small garlic clove (slice it before you pop it … Read more